Ipoh is known for its gorgeous cave temples, and there are many tucked within the state’s beautiful limestone hills. Some of the more well known ones include Kek Lok Tong and Kwan Yin Tong, which are popular with tourists. There are also many smaller ones that are slightly off the beaten path, like the Miaw Yuan Chan Lin Cave Temple. We stumbled upon this place entirely by … Continue reading Miaw Yuan Chan Lin Cave Temple, Ipoh
In recent years, Ipoh has enjoyed a boom in tourism – especially over the holidays – and Jalan Bijih Timah in the center of Old Town is where everyone flocks to for food and sightseeing. I’ve blogged about two famous restos, namely Nam Heong & Sin Yoon Loong (famous for their egg tarts and Ipoh white coffee, respectively) but today we will be checking out the … Continue reading Food Review: Kedai Kopi Sun Yuan Foong, Ipoh – Soft-Boiled Eggs On Toast
Before popcorn made its way to the masses in Malaysia, our parents and grandparents would have gone to the movie theater with a small white paper cone in hand. Inside, you’ll find an assortment of fried chickpeas, nuts, crisps and crunchy flour snacks flavoured with curry powder or other spices. This, ladies and gents, was kacang puteh. Although we don’t have it at the movies anymore, … Continue reading DNS Kacang Puteh, Buntong Ipoh – Delightful Malaysian Indian Snacks
When the Hainanese people migrated out of China in search of better opportunities during the early 19th century, they brought their cooking style with them. Hainanese cuisine quickly gained popularity throughout Southeast Asia, blending with local customs, ingredients and culture to form unique dishes that can only be found in this region. The Hainanese chicken chop, for example, traces its roots back to British Malaya, … Continue reading Food Review: Classic Hainanese Chicken Chop @ Yut Sun Restaurant, Taiping
I’ve been to a couple of zoos. I know some people say it’s cruel to keep them in cages, which I agree with, but there are also those who argue in favour that the animals are well cared for and safe. Admittedly, there are zoos that are in terrible conditions and are literal hell holes, which should be shut down ASAP, but a well kept … Continue reading Taiping Zoo & Night Safari, Perak – One Of the Best Zoos In Malaysia
I like Ipoh. It’s much more laid-back than Kuala Lumpur, the people are nice and friendly, and most importantly (for me at least) there’s plenty of good food. But because I come here so often (parents are from Ipoh), I’ve run out of new places to visit lol. While Googling, I stumbled upon a place called Qing Xin Ling Cultural Village, which literally translates to … Continue reading CNY 2018 in Ipoh – Qing Xin Ling Cultural Village / Reunion Dinner Night
**Writing this at 11PM on a Sunday – it’s going to be a busy week ahead and I doubt I’ll have time to blog, so I’m squeezing this in to post later 😛 Hey guys! And to my fellow Chinese friends, a Happy Lunar New Year! The LNY celebrations last for 15 days, but many of us in Malaysia have already returned to work after a week-long … Continue reading Food Review: Kedai Kopi Keng Nam, Ipoh – Curry Chee Cheong Fun, Pulut, Yong Liew And More!
It is said that on average, a person gains 2-4kgs over the festive period. I whole heartedly agree. It seems like I’ve been doing nothing but stuffing my face since I came back to Ipoh for Chinese New Year. Many families prefer eating out on subsequent days after reunion dinner night, and my fam was no exception. Most places were booked out, but we managed … Continue reading Sun Marpoh Resturant, Ipoh